June 15, 2017

Published On June 15, 2017 | By cmcleod | CK Mornings Online, Mornings

1How cool is this? The new Toonies glow in the dark.

The Royal Canadian Mint announced a special set of coins that would be circulated this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. But the sneaky minters intentionally kept the glow-in-the-dark feature a surprise to generate excitement.

About three million of the toonies have been made for general circulation.


Five Things - 2Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC star Conor McGregor are going to fight. They’ll have a 10-round boxing match in Las Vegas on August 26th.

Floyd has an undefeated record of 49 and 0, while Conor is 21 and 3 as an MMA pro. He’s one of the biggest stars in the history of the UFC, but he’s never boxed before, as an amateur or a professional.

There’s no word on the paydays, but this could be the richest fight in boxing history. UFC boss Dana White says he expects Conor to pull down around $100 million. It’s likely that Floyd will make a lot more than Conor.


Five Things - 3Five years ago today, Nik Wallenda became the 1st person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls.

Today, his wife Erendira will be tethered to a helicopter as it flies over Niagara Falls hanging on only by her toes and teeth.

Wallenda will take off from the parking garage of the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino at 8:30 this morning.


Five Things - 4Gene Simmons is trying to trademark the heavy metal “horns” sign, although in his application, he describes it as having the forefinger, pinky, and thumb extended, which is actually sign language for “I love you.”

Whatever the case, there’s documentation that other musicians did it first.

His application says he wants it for, “Entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist.”


Five Things - 5The Most Interesting Man In The World, Jonathan Goldsmith, is now endorsing Astral Tequila.

In his new ad, he says, “I told you I don’t always drink beer”, before clinking glasses with attractive, young women.

Goldsmith was the face of Dos Equis beer for 10 years before he was replaced by a younger, French actor.

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